The balls of your feet sustain your weight while standing, walking, and running. You can massage this area to relieve the tension all these activities cause while restoring blood circulation. Here a few suggestions to massage the ball of the foot.

Ask the recipient to sit or lie in a comfortable position. Make sure that his feet are clean and dry. Briskly stroke each foot to warm them and bring blood to the surface. Apply medium pressure and rub the entire foot in one direction from the ankle to the toes. Follow a continuous rhythm.

Use your thumb to apply pressure around the ball of the foot. Move over and around the ball of the foot in a circular motion. Alternate thumbs as they tire.

Place both sets of thumbs on the sole and slowly move one above the other until you move from the heel to the base of the toes.

Knead the sole of your foot, gently rotating your knuckles in large, movements. Press your fist into the sole of the foot repeatedly.

Walk your fingers horizontally across the foot. Press thumbs or other fingers in one spot and hold for a moment, and then move to another spot. Cover the entire foot with this technique.


  • There are several tools you can use to enhance the massage, such as talcum powder, massage oils and wooden balls.

  • You don’t have to be a professional massage therapist or reflexologist to use the massage technique.